NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator Pat Kurkul responds to Gloucester Daily Times' analysis of 2012 allocation increases
WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) April 21, 2011 -- The following response to the Gloucester Daily Times article "Catch limit 'increases' don't add up" has been received by Saving Seafood from NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator Pat Kurkul:
We could focus on the combined quota totals, but total catch is more relevant to the health of the fishery, the fish stocks, and fishing communities. That’s why we are publicizing the increases in limits for twelve smaller stocks rather than the decreases in three relatively large ones—the two haddock stocks and pollock. The increases make it more likely that total catch in 2011 will be higher than in 2010, including that for pollock and haddock.
October 21, 2014 -- Look, It’s time our federal lawmakers tackled this issue — and NOAA’s budgeted revenues — head on.
That means ensuring that a far greater share of this money — dedicated to the fishing industry, not the federal government’s grotesque management of it — is headed this way.
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